Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
Northamptonshire County Council needs to find £65 million in savings in the next financial year – and is now looking at cutting the £70,000-a-year funding to two charities which provide support to thousands of people across the county with vision and hearing problems.
Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England, and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45.
It’s called neuroblastoma and for about half of those children it is aggressive and hard to treat. But the first ever transatlantic trial for the disease is now under way, in the hope they can improve survival rates.
The Government’s immigration policy says that highly skilled workers who want to live and work in Britain will get priority. Yet a popular, highly qualified doctor in east Surrey – who’s lived here for 16 years – is now facing deportation after her application for indefinite leave to remain was refused.
For the cyclist Celso Fonseca – sport has turned his life around. Originally from Portugal, the 37 year old moved to Cardiff over a decade ago. With a history of mental health problems, Celso was struggling until he discovered that riding a bike gave him a physical and mental boost. He’s now a world class…
Almost 3,000 people died in what’s been called the worst scandal in the history of the NHS. It all happened in the 1970s and 80s, when patients were given blood contaminated with HIV or Hepatitis C. Despite allegations of a cover-up, it’s taken until now for a public inquiry to begin. The opening day heard…
It’s nearly three years since the Zika epidemic appeared – creating world-wide alarm after a spike in babies with birth defects whose mothers contracted the virus. Many of those cases were concentrated in Brazil, where at least 3,000 babies were born with a condition called microcephaly. Now two mothers who were affected have come to…
An analysis of data from a huge number of children and young people, 140,000 in all, suggests that the problems are far greater than official figures show.
Tens of thousands of pacemaker or defibrillator wearers can’t get an MRI scan to detect potentially life-threatening conditions, because of a long-held but mistaken assumption that it could damage the device – or the patient.
The number of people in the UK aged over 85 who’ll need round the clock care is set to double by 2035, according to a major new study.
A junior doctor who was struck off over the death of a six-year-old boy has won her appeal to work again. Dr Hazida Bawa-Garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after the death of Jack Adcock, who died after developing sepsis. Dr Bawa-Garba’s appeal was crowdfunded by medics who said they hoped the case would prevent other doctors going…
On a visit to Coventry, the Chancellor said it showed the economy had “recovered sharply” – but weaker international demand for British goods means manufacturing has continued to slide.
Two disabled women were told to turn up for an appointment to assess their benefits. But when they arrived, they say they could not access the building as there were no wheelchair ramps.
Black people in the UK are more likely to develop dementia than other ethnic groups but they’re much less likely to be diagnosed
Hundreds of people could be saved every year, according to ministers, by a new law on organ donation. It’ll make everyone in England a donor unless they explicitly opt out. The government is bringing in the new system after a consultation showed the vast majority of people approve of organ donation – but only a…